Getting a better grip on surfaces: Addressable N-heterocylic carbenes

Year 2013
Project team Jeremiah Johnson with Michelle MacLeod, Michael Mavros, Troy Van Voorhis, and Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy

New method for attachment

This project is developing a new methodology for attaching materials for surfaces using carbene molecules. The technology has applicability in the manufacture of semiconductors, development of medical devices, and many other industries. (Renewal from Fall 2012 grant round.)

A new kind of chemical ‘glue’

Method for attaching molecules to metal surfaces could find applications in medicine, electronics and other fields.

Alex Zhukhovitskiy presents their project at IdeaStream 2013.